Freezer Peach Preserves

Making preserves is an easy family project that will provide sweet delights all the year through. Serve for dessert and again on warm toast with a thick layer of butter.

Makes: 7½ pintsHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 day 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 7½ pints


  • 3 cups chopped peaches
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 5 Tbsp. pectin
  • 1 cup water


  • Mix peaches with sugar and let stand 30 minutes.
  • Mix pectin and water; bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Stir into peach mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon for 2 minutes.
  • Put in freezer-safe containers, leaving ½ inch air at the top. Let stand 24 hours to set, and then freeze. Thaw when ready to serve.